Gardens from Light are an ambient drone duo from the North of England. They formed during 2006 and consist of individuals I. Sparke and S. Illidge.
Their release "Birds Of Joy And Sorrow" is a massive work in two pieces. Both together two hours long.
They create 12 conceptual pieces around figures from the russian and east european mythology, 12 deep and dark sonic landscapes of drones, walls of strings and field recordings.
In the russian legend a "Sirin" is a bird with the head and chest of a beautiful woman, singing beautiful songs. But for mortals they are dangerous. When you hear their singing, you follow them and die.
Don't be afraid, take a long walk into this unknown land. And for your own security, on Vol.2 you can hear the "Alkonost", a bird of paradise with a voice so sweet that anybody hearing it can forget everything...
July 20, 2008 Subject:
dark droney wonderful
I love this release. It is very large sounding without getting over the top and is very careful in arrangement. I am an RB fan but stayed away from this as I wasn't so keen on the artwork and there is so much to download its hard to know which to choose. Then I read a blog by Ian D Hawgood (originally on RB) who said this was one of his favorite artists the past year and I cannot disagree. This needs to be found by more people!
October 26, 2007 Subject:
best net.music i've heard in a while. i like vol. 1 slightly more than vol. 2.. but both are incredible drone.